News from BirdLife International

Don't Ruin Christmas: mining threatens wildlife haven Christmas Island

Home to five unique bird species found nowhere else, charmingly-named Christmas Island is one of nature’s most amazing gifts to Australia and the world. But new phosphate mining proposals threaten devastation. The Australian Government must choose to conserve this incredible biodiversity hotspot.

Cliffs lying barren: why we can't afford to ignore the Kittiwake crash

“Out of sight, out of mind” - the alarming decline of the Black-legged Kittiwake provides a painful lesson that The High Seas – open ocean outside national jurisdiction – need urgent protection. But hope is at hand with the proposal of a new Marine Protected Area.

Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds trapped, hope for pelican and kiwis

PRESS RELEASE: overfishing and climate change are pushing seabirds such as Black-legged Kittiwake and Cape Gannet closer to extinction, according to the latest update on the conservation status of the world’s birds by BirdLife International for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.

Plastic killed albatross chick on nest, bycatch a huge threat at sea

BBC documentary series Blue Planet 2 prompts Marine Conservationist and Photographer to explain why the tales of human impact are the scenes she won’t be forgetting, what else threatens the seabirds she's closest to, and what you can do in response to help

Clones vs drones: Tahiti battles nine invasive species to save iconic bird

Pounced on by rats, attacked by Myna birds and devoured by killer clone ants: it sounds like a horror film, but this year the Tahiti Monarch of French Polynesia has reached record numbers thanks to the herculean efforts of conservationists and volunteers, supported by new technology.

Tangled and drowned: new study links penguin declines with fishing activity

Every year, an estimated 400,000 seabirds worldwide are killed after getting unintentionally snared in gillnets while diving for food. A new review highlights that even penguins – the master swimmers of the avian world – aren’t safe from their clutches, and pinpoints where the threat is most acute.

Is this Guam bird coming back from extinction in the wild?

It suffered deadly declines due to an environmental blunder by the military, then was rescued from the jaws of extinction by conservationists. This year it endured the threat of a missile strike, but what does the future hold for the Guam Rail?

Exploring the untouched island of Vatuvara

This is the first time a full biological survey has ever been performed on this remote, almost untouched island in the South Pacific. The intriguing and fascinating results have redoubled the Vatuvara Foundation’s efforts to safeguard this lush wildlife haven.

Guyra Paraguay celebrates 20 years of science and conservation

This Monday November 20th, BirdLife’s Partner in Paraguay celebrates 20 years working for biodiversity with a great concert by Maestro Luis Szarán and the Asunción Philharmonic in the auditorium of the Central Bank of Paraguay.

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Today’s news round-up from Europe & Central Asia takes us to Greece, Kazakhstan, Portugal and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Fuel efficient stoves reduce tree cutting in Rwanda forest

Association Rwandaise des Ecologistes (ARECO) are providing the local communities with improved fuel efficient stoves that reduce firewood consumption in households as part of efforts to save the Cyamudongo forest.

Tagging the Elusive White-headed Duck

Danara Zharbolova and Alyona Koshkina from our Kazakh partner ACBK tell us about their first attempts to catch and tag the elusive White-headed Duck with geolocators out on the lakes of the Central Kazakhstan.

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